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Paul A Spence, Mark Ortiz: Heart valve repair apparatus and methods. Paul A Spence, Wood Herron & Evans, May 6, 2004: US20040088047-A1

Valve repair apparatus and methods for ensuring proper coaptation and operation of the leaflets of a heart valve. Main aspects of the disclosure relate to devices including a support member configured for attachment to the heart valve annulus, a post extending from the support member away from the p ...


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Paul A Spence, Warren P Williamson, Mark Ortiz: Device to permit offpump beating heart coronary bypass surgery. Law Office Of Alan W Cannon, November 11, 2004: US20040225195-A1

A suction cup adapted to engage a surface of a beating heart with sufficient force to move the beating heart to an unnatural position upon moving the suction cup, while the suction cup maintains engagement with the surface of the heart and the heart continues to beat. Various suction cups are descri ...


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Randal T Byrum, Jeffrey P Wiley, Sean P Conlon, Bill Fender, Mark Tsonton, Mark Ortiz, Adam Dunki Jacobs: Implantable band with attachment mechanism having dissimilar material properties. Frost Brown Todd, January 6, 2005: US20050002984-A1

An implantable band for placement around an anatomical passageway, such as the stomach or other lumen, has a strap made of material having at least one first material property, and has an attachment mechanism having material which has at least one second material property which is different from the ...


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Paul A Spence, Warren P Williamson, George Christakis, Mark Ortiz, Craig B Berky, Douglas P Allen, Matthew J Huddleston, Delbert Ted Leimbach, Cecil R Robinson, E Dale VanHoose, Thomas J Ward, Marty J Warnecke: Apparatus and method for performing an anastomosis. John K Uilkema, Thelen Reid & Priest, August 14, 2003: US20030153932-A1

An anastomosis is performed using a flexible mounting structure mounted on the outside of at least one vessel. Fasteners extend through the vessel and are bent towards the incision to attach the flexible mounting structure to the vessel in a manner that controls the edge of the vessel adjacent to th ...


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Paul A Spence, Warren P Williamson, Mark Ortiz: Device to permit offpump beating heart coronary bypass surgery. Bozicevic Field & Francis, October 2, 2003: US20030187333-A1

A system for manipulating a heart during cardiac surgery links lifting of the heart and regional immobilization which stops one part of the heart from moving to allow expeditious suturing while permitting other parts of the heart to continue to function whereby coronary surgery can be performed on a ...


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Paul A Spence, Mark Ortiz: Heart valve and apparatus for replacement thereof. Paul A Spence, Wood Herron & Evans, March 14, 2002: US20020032480-A1

Apparatus and methods for replacing a heart valve within a vessel. The apparatus includes a replacement heart valve and a plurality of commisure stabilizers connected to the commisures of the heart valve in a removable manner. The commisure stabilizers position and stabilize the commisures in the pr ...


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Warren P Williamson, Craig B Berky, Paul A Spence, Mark Ortiz: Non-kinking and non-tangling suture package. IDX Medical, Kevin G Rooney, Wood Herron & Evans, November 28, 2002: US20020175091-A1

A suture package (30) including a panel having a series of superimposed subpanels (32a). A suture (20) loops back and forth on the subpanels (32a) such that adjacent loops are retained on adjacent subpanels (32a) and the adjacent subpanels separate the adjacent loops from one another. In the preferr ...


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Mark Ortiz, Paul A Spence: Implantable heart assist devices and methods. Paul A Spence, Wood Herron & Evans, May 26, 2005: US20050113632-A1

Heart support and assist devices for supporting and assisting the pumping action of the heart. Various embodiments include mesh support devices, devices using straps, spiral-shaped devices, catheter-based devices and related methods.


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Wentao Hu, Qiang Fu, Mark Ortiz: Apparatus for combining multiple lasers and method of use. Excel Quantronix, Darby & Darby PC, August 18, 2005: US20050180468-A1

A multi-headed laser apparatus combining a two or more lasers in a single housing with a single output beam. In addition to the housing, other components can be shared among the lasers such as the power supply, intracavity shutter, and excitation lamp. Additionally, the combination of two or more la ...


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Paul A Spence, Warren P Williamson IV, Mark Ortiz: Device to permit offpump beating heart coronary bypass surgery. Law Office Of Alan W Cannon, April 16, 2009: US20090099411-A1

A suction cup adapted to engage a surface of a beating heart with sufficient force to move the beating heart to an unnatural position upon moving the suction cup, while the suction cup maintains engagement with the surface of the heart and the heart continues to beat. Various suction cups are descri ...